Three films from India have nominate in their respective categories for the 2023 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announce. S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR secure a spot amongst the Best Original Song of the year, for dance track ‘Naatu Naatu’.
The Pan Nalin-directed Chhello Show, India’s official selection for the Oscars didn’t make the cut for Best International feature.
Even Park Chan-wook’s subtly erotic mystery film Decision to Leave was objectively snub in the category.
The 95th Academy Awards are schedule to take place on 12th March 2023.
Indian productions claim two other nominations in the documentary segments.
The first is All That Breathes, a New Delhi-set documentary from Shaunak Sen, following two brothers who have dedicated their lives to treating injure birds amidst the degrading air pollution levels in the region.
It was among the top 15 films to make it to the Academy’s shortlist, after surviving fierce competition against 143 others.
All That Breathes hasn’t secure an India release yet.
It has nominate in the Best Documentary Feature category, among the likes of Navalny, a story that explores Russian opposition Alexei Navalny’s near-death experience with an assassination attempt and beyond.
Kartiki Gonsalves’ The Elephant Whisperers also earn a nod for Best Documentary Short Film.
In it, we trace the daily lives of an elderly couple who have devoted their lives to caring for a baby elephant, eventually forming a familial bond.
The 41-minute-long documentary is out now on Netflix.
This year's Original Song nominees are music to our ears. #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/peKQmFD9Uh— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023
List for Original Song, Documentary Feature, and Documentary Short Film for 2023 Oscar
|2023 Oscars Original Song nominees||“Naatu Naatu,” RRR — Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose|
“Applause,” Tell It Like a Woman — Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“Hold My Hand,” Top Gun: Maverick — Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
“Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
“This Is a Life,” Everything Everywhere All at Once — Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne
|2023 Oscars Documentary Feature Film nominees||All That Breathes, Shaunak Sen|
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Laura Poitras
Fire of Love, Sara Dosa
A House Made of Splinters, Simon Lereng Wilmont
Navalny, Daniel Roher
|2023 Oscars Documentary Short nominees||The Elephant Whisperers, Kartiki Gonsalves|
Haulout, Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
How Do You Measure a Year?, Jay Rosenblatt
The Martha Mitchell Effect, Anne Alvergue
Stranger at the Gate, Joshua Seftel